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"Murdoch on the Couch" is the thirteen episode of the fifteenth season of Murdoch Mysteries and the two hundred twenty-eighth episode of the series (not including the three stand-alone holiday specials). It first aired on January 10, 2022.


When Murdoch investigates the mysterious death of a colleague of Sigmund Freud, he receives unexpected psychoanalysis.Meanwhile at Station House No. 4, Detective Watts has another crime to investigate when man reports a murder.

Murdoch and Ogden's plan to attend a lecture by Sigmund Freud is upended when the controversial doctor receives a death threat he believes was sent by a colleague. They interview him and his acolytes Carl Jung, Sándor Ferenczi, Ernest Jones, and Victor Severn. Murdoch is unsettled by Freud's uninvited psychoanalysis, and then a melee breaks out in the bullpen that turns deadly.

Character Revelations


  • In 1900, Dr. Julia Ogden studied with Sigmund Freud in Austria…

Historical References

  • This episode takes place in Toronto 1909 – Edward VII (Albert Edward;1841-1910) is King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas.



Main Cast

Yannick Bisson as Detective William Murdoch
Hélène Joy as Dr. Julia Ogden
Thomas Craig as Inspector Thomas Brackenreid

Recurring Cast

Daniel Maslany as Detective Watts
Shanice Banton as Violet Hart
Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins

Guest Cast

Diego Matamoros as Sigmund Freud
Jeff Lillico as Carl Jung
Yrevor Hayes as Charlie Davidson
Karl Graboshas as Sandor Ferenczi
Nathan Carroll as Ernest Jones
Ian Simpson as Victor Severn